Author Profile

Mark Carroll

Mark Carroll

VP Analyst

7 years at Gartner,  9 years' experience

Location:  CT USA  |  Language(s):  English

Roles and Responsibilities

Mark Carroll is a Gartner Vice President and Research Analyst whose work focuses on Mergers, Acquisitions, and Divestitures. His research and advisory coverage includes best practices, trends, and strategic insights for CIOs, as well as their cross-functional business executive colleagues, that drive and influence M&A activity. Mr. Carroll has 15+ years of experience leading global mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures in increasingly senior level roles within large enterprises, including four years as Gartner's own Vice President of Corporate Development/M&A. As an M&A practitioner, he focused on the full scope of acquisition and divestiture activities including transaction strategy, target or buyer sourcing, business case development, valuation, carve-out planning, cross-functional due diligence, purchase agreement negotiations, cross functional integration, and transition services (IT, HR, Finance, RE, Legal, Tax, Communications, Environmental, ESH, Trade Compliance, Insurance).


Previous Experience

Before joining Gartner, Mr. Carroll he worked in a diverse number of firms including Xylem Inc. and Lucent Technologies (Bell Labs) where he supported not only M&A, but a broad array of strategic initiatives including corporate venture capital and large-scale technology deployment projects.

Professional Background

  • Central Hudson Enterprises, Senior Analyst Corporate Development/M&A, 2 years
  • Lucent Technologies, Financial Leadership Development Program Associate, 4 years
  • Xylem Inc., Director Corporate Development/M&A, 5 years


  • B.S., Finance, Siena College
  • Master's Degree, Management, Babson College Olin School of Business